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A four-day writing intensive in Ubud

'Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.' William Wordsworth:

Writing from the Body

A four-day intensive to kick start your creativity and align your writing with your soul.

Writing is an act of love. To write well, we need to pay attention and paying attention is one of the purest ways to love.

Over four days we will use meditation, yogic and literary tools to dive deep and create work that matters, while nourishing body, mind and heart.

Working with mindful movement and the anchor of the breath, we will move through hesitation to find a deeper place from which to write. Muscles hold memory and the body doesn't lie. When we write from our bodies, we reach a deeper, more authentic place in our work and in our lives. Using gentle heart practices, we will explore our truest stories and ways to let them loose on the page.

Spend four days exploring the stories only you can tell. Write from your core. Write into the dangerous places. Find the wilder parts of yourself, let that loose on the page and see how your writing sings and your heart thrives.

All stories are stories of transformation. Let your writing be a part of how you step into your wisest self. Writing from our bodies makes us braver. And we need courage not just to write well, but also to live well.

You will leave with a solid body of work, tools for building a writing practice and a renewed sense of wonder.

This is a hands-on workshop. Come ready to write.

Suitable for writers, artists, mediators and anybody else interested in transformation, creativity and living a heart-centred life.


Natalie Sprite was shortlisted for the Australian Vogel Literary Award for her novel Grace Notes. She is the winner of several literary fellowships and awards, including a 2016 AsiaLink fellowship, the NT Literary Awards and Australia Council grants as both a songwriter and a novelist. Her work has appeared on the ABC as well as in Meanjin and Australian Award Winning Writing. Natalie is a passionate teacher of creative writing and a long-term practitioner of yoga and mindfulness mediation.